Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy in NCU was setup in January 2014. The main objective of this academy is to meet the growing demands for ICT Professionals and to improve the career prospects of students.

The Cisco networking program aims to inculcate networking and IT skills in students who want to expand their IT knowledge and become industry ready. It includes innovative IT curricula that include four modules. CCNA certifications cover all important networking aspects which is the first step in a Cisco career certification path. These modules are:

  • CCNA1 — Networking Basics
  • CCNA2 — Routers and Routing Basics
  • CCNA3 — Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing
  • CCNA4 — WAN Technologies

A dedicated CISCO lab was set and more than 100 students have already benefited from this programme.

Salient Features:

  • Latest State-of-Art Infrastructure
  • Training given by Cisco certified Instructors
  • Hands-on-training on real routers and switches
  • Placement support

Instructors:

  • Dr. Shilpa Mahajan
  • Ms. Hitesh Yadav
  • Ms. Neeti Kashyap

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter of NCU

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international learned society for computing. The Association for Computing Machinery was founded as the Eastern Association for Computing Machinery at a meeting at Columbia University in New York on September 15, 1947.

ACM has established Student Chapters to provide an opportunity for students to play a more active role in the Association and its professional activities. More than 500 colleges and universities throughout the world participate in the ACM Student Chapter Program. By encouraging organization of student chapters on college and university campuses, the Association is able to introduce students to the benefits of a professional organization. These benefits include periodic meetings, which encourage and enhance learning through the exchange of ideas among students, and between established professionals and students.

Student Chapter members and others may take advantage of the activities and services provided by the Association such as the Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the Student Research Competition (SRC), and the Publications Program. Student chapters provide a natural setting to develop and demonstrate leadership capabilities — an important factor both to students in their career development and professional growth, as well as to the future of the Association.

The ACM-NCU is the student chapter in NCU, Gurugram with its core focus areas in the field of computer science and engineering. The student chapter is focused on a wide range of ACM activities like encouraging students to take an active interest in the emerging and exciting world of computing and facilitating the members by providing guidance in their field of interest. Currently total 32 active members are part of this chapter including 5 faculty members and undergraduate students of Computer Science and Engineering in NCU.

Mission: The mission of the ACM Students Chapter is to offer students an opportunity to learn, innovate and grow into intellectuals, visionaries and technocrats who work to promote the advancement of science and technology. It is primarily focused on providing the university community with self-improvement opportunities through activities similar to workshops, seminars, training programs and competitions through close collaboration the global ACM community.

Objectives: The main objective of ACM Students Chapter is to enhance learning through exchange of ideas among students, and between established professionals and students.

VISUALIVE – The Creative Society

Visualive is a new addition to the student activity scenario in the campus and has some of the most creative minds in the University as a part of it. The members project their creativity using software’s like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Coral, Silver light, etc. This Society specializes in Graphics Designing and its responsibilities include handling all the creative and design work in the University. Visualive is diversifying from Graphic Designing and making inroads into creative thinking and practical designing.

Mission: The motto to open such club in an engineering college was to recreate the Spark of Creativity in the minds of the budding engineers. Without having a creative outlook no matter what you do, you will not be able to be successful. This Society caters the creative talent in the students and provides them a platform to showcase it.

Objectives:

  • This Society aims to assist University with their design needs and provides a place to interact with other graphic design Passionate.
  • It seeks to bring together individuals, institutions and industries to evolve and develop practices in the field of Computer Graphics and Web Designing.
  • It offers opportunities for students to upgrade their designing skills with latest Graphic Tools.
  • It will help students to develop their organizational skills for conducting workshops (by guest artists and designers), inter/intra University competitions.

Google Students Club

Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The Google Students’ Club at The NorthCap University, Gurugram is one of the most coveted and flagship Clubs of the college. The Club acts as a liaison between the university and Google. It has students from different years and branches, coming together to share new ideas and making a difference. At Google Students’ Club we believe in doing cool things that matter. Giving our best, working hard and making a difference are some of the ideals that we cherish and hold strong.

Mission: Google is a paradigm of innovation, leadership and technological revolutions. The Google Students’ Club organizes many events to provide exclusive opportunities for students to sharpen their technical and interpersonal skills. These activities and events, such as expert talks, seminars, competitions and digital marketing workshops, help in informing students about the latest trends in industries as well as provide them with a platform to interact with members of Google community which includes GDGs (Google Developers Group) and GSAs (Google Student Ambassadors).

Objective: The primary objective of Google Students’ Club is to provide the students with a platform to pitch their ideas and seek guidance for the same. The Club also enlightens students about various competitions, scholarships, and other opportunities that are provided by Google. The Club aims to find the talented students, train them and provide them with opportunities that could help them excel in their areas of interest. It has taken the legacy of conducting events that encourages students to explore beyond the contents of their course and making one’s skills more productive and functional.

Competitive Programmer’s Club

Vision: Computers and technology are taking over the world, assuring a new era of digitalization. So, it’s only natural that ability to write code is almost like a superpower. It is a highly valuable asset. Our aim is to create an environment that promotes computer science and problem-solving. We aim to influence students and enable them to become better programmers.

Mission: The Competitive Programmer’s Club aspires to promote competitive programming. Competitive programming has numerous advantages. It enhances problem-solving abilities within a time limit. It also improves the ability to perform under pressure. Hackathons give great exposure and are sources of new and unique experiences. By organizing competitions specific to the college, we hope to promote this concept further. Also, we intend to get seniors and juniors to interact with one another to create a strong support system so that juniors have some place to look to for guidance.

The Society of Cyber Security Education and Research

The Society of Cyber Security Education and Research (SOCER) is the first cyber security initiative at The NorthCap University (NCU). Considering the essence of Cyber Security, SOCER took the initiative to introduce M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cyber Security. NCU is the first university in NCR that offers this program.

Mission: Mission of SOCER is to equip students with the tools necessary to conceptualize the cyber issue, bolster formal cybersecurity education program and conduct high-end training on cybersecurity for Government of India officials/police and common manpower and in topics such as secure coding, reverse engineering, privacy, social engineering, awareness about cybercrimes and cyber laws.

Objective: Objective of the SOCER is to develop a pool of highly trained people who can defend the Cyberspace against several security threats by building innovative tools and technologies and performing high-quality research. This society has also conducted workshop at different universities and institutions to spread awareness among students.

Data Analysis and Research Group

Data Analysis and Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group concerned with the effective analysis of data. We are a group of diverse people with the aim to create better tools and algorithms for analyzing and displaying data. The members of the group perform research and development over a wide range of topics involving big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image and signal processing, optimization, pattern recognition, statistics and visualization.

Mission: The mission of this club is to develop methods and promote innovative research in the area of data analysis by serving as a platform for collaborative research efforts fostering the interaction between industry and academia in the field.

Objectives:

  • Create workforce of undergraduates, graduates and PhD students in the areas of data analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning.
  • To do research and sponsored projects in the challenging problems of data analysis, machine learning, pattern recognition and related areas.
  • To conduct FDPs, workshops, short term courses and symposiums for variety of audience in collaboration with some technical agencies and industry.

Computer Society of India (CSI), Student Chapter

Computer Society of India (CSI) is the first and largest body of computer professionals in India. It was started on 6 March 1965 by a few computer professionals and has now grown to be the national body representing computer professionals. Today, the CSI takes pride in being the largest and most professionally managed association of and for IT professionals in India. Being closely associated with Students, the Society has developed a well-established network of “Student Branches” all across the country. CSI has 488 student branches with more than 90,000 Student Volunteers across the nation.

Mission: The mission of the CSI is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement for all categories of IT professionals; while simultaneously inspiring and nurturing new entrants into the industry and helping them to integrate into the IT community.

Objective: The main objective of CSI is to provide an opportunity for students to tune their organizing and leadership skills through a professional forum that extends adequate special support with wide recognition.